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Whether you spend your days on land or underwater on this 10-night journey, aquatic beauty surrounds you. First, the Society Islands wow with lush rainforests, impossibly clear lagoons, and endless palm trees swaying in the warm breeze. Then, the Tuamotu Archipelago beckons with an underwater ecosystem that’s known the world ‘round. Grab a snorkel mask or dive tank and see it for yourself.

Inclusions
  • 10 or 11 night cruise aboard the 5+ star m/s Paul Gauguin
  • Paul Gauguin Cruises All-Inclusive Distinctions:
    • All onboard meals—breakfast, lunch, dinner, and complimentary 24-hour room service
    • Onboard gratuities for room stewards and dining/bar staff
    • Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages and select wine, beer, and spirits
    • Onboard entertainment, including our own troupe of Polynesian host/entertainers and presentations by local naturalists and a variety of special guests
    • A state-of-the-art, retractable water-sports marina featuring complimentary kayaking and paddle boarding
  • Exclusive rates and up to $500 USD onboard credit per cabin! (price reflects discount)
Cruise Only Oct 9, 2024
10 nights
Oct 8, 2025
10 nights
Apr 8, 2026
10 nights
May 2, 2026
11 nights
Sep 12, 2026
11 nights
F Porthole sold out $6049  $5109 $5769   $5209 $6079  $5489 $6079  $5489
E Window $7819   $5259 $6979  $5899 $6639   $6019 $7019   $6339 $7019  $6339
D Balcony sold out $8639  $7319 $8479   $7679 $8969  $8089 $8969  $8089
C Balcony $11149 $7459 $9019  $7629 $8599   $7789 $9089  $8199 $9089  $8199
B Balcony (includes Butler service) sold out $11479 $9679 $10629 $9609 $11229 $10129 $11229 $10129
Taxes & Fees Included
Rates in USD.
Per person based on double occupancy.
Single occupancy rates are available

The offer is valid for residents of Canada only.
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October 9, 2024

Your itinerary

Day Port Arrival Time Departure
Day 1 Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands Embarkation begins at 3:00 pm, all guests have to board before 5:00 pm 10:00 pm
Day 2 Huahine, Society Islands 8:00 am 5:00 pm
Day 3 Bora Bora, Society Islands 8:00 am
Day 4 Bora Bora, Society Islands 4:00 pm
Day 5 Rangiroa, Tuamotus 12:00 pm 5:00 pm
Day 6 Fakarava, Tuamotus 8:00 am 5:30 pm
Day 7 Sea Day
Day 8 Taha’a, Society Islands 8:00 am 5:00 pm
Day 9 Moorea, Society Islands 8:00 am
Day 10 Moorea, Society Islands 5:00 pm
Day 10 Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands 8:15 pm
Day 11 Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands 7:00 am
Map illustration may contain port order and/or port substitutions, please review the itinerary listing for the actual list of ports. Port arrival and departure times are approximate and subject to change without notice.
Day 1 – Embark the m/s Paul Gauguin in Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands
The largest of French Polynesia’s 118 islands, Tahiti and its capital city of Papeete are the perfect place to begin your South Pacific sojourn. The Gauguin is already waiting in the harbor for your adventure to begin on the island that’s called “the Queen of the Pacific.”
Day 2 – Huahine, Society Islands
Don’t be fooled by the vibe of this laid-back, secluded island. Many treasures are hidden among the lush rainforest and dramatic terrain. With a bit of exploration, you’ll uncover some of the best-preserved archeological sites in French Polynesia. Underwater treasures await as well, with a SCUBA excursion in the lagoon.
Day 3 & 4 – Bora Bora, Society Islands
Indulge in two full days in Bora Bora, exploring lush peaks, wandering white-sand beaches, and marveling at iconic views of Mount Otemanu. Take the plunge with a SCUBA excursion to see the island’s colorful coral reefs, enjoy a sunset jetboat ride, or spend a lazy afternoon on our private beach.
Day 5 – Rangiroa, Tuamotus
Life is beautifully simple in Rangiroa, the largest atoll of the Tuamotu Archipelago in the eastern Pacific Ocean. It’s the perfect place to immerse yourself in the local culture. Tour a local black pearl farm, wander the village of Avatoru, or visit Dominique Auroy Winery, which produces French Polynesia’s only wine label.
Day 6 – Fakarava, Tuamotus
Fakarava is an unspoiled paradise in every sense of the word. In addition to the many rare species of plants and animals you’ll find in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, it’s also a place of cultural and historical significance, with charming villages, ancient temples, and spectacular coral churches.
Day 7 – At Sea
Have you met Les Gauguins and Les Gauguines yet? Our onboard hosts are at the ready to share their Polynesian culture, with Tahitian dance lessons, hands-on traditional craft demonstrations, and an array of activities for all ages.
Day 8 – Taha’a, Society Islands
As the day unfolds in front of you in Taha’a, where will you go? Exciting shore excursions await, but so does Motu Mahana, Paul Gauguin Cruises’ own private islet. Choose from swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, or simply lounging on the beach with a cold drink from our floating bar. Les Gauguines are also on hand to share musical entertainment and Polynesian crafts.
Day 9 & 10 – Moorea, Society Islands
Step into a vibrant, colorful world in bright and beautiful Moorea, which welcomes you with azure lagoons, impossibly fresh tropical fruits, and palm-fringed beaches. Commune with nature on an optional dolphin-watching excursion with an expert marine biologist. Afterwards, spend some time getting to know the local residents while shopping for handmade crafts. In the evening sail back to Papeete, Tahiti. Don’t worry—your journey hasn’t quite ended yet. The Gauguin remains your floating home for one more night as you spend an evening exploring on land.
Day 11 – Disembark in Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands
Tahiti’s capital city of Papeete is where we’ll part ways and say “until we meet again.” But your journey doesn’t have to end just yet—Tahiti’s resorts, spas, restaurants, shopping, and nightlife await
October 8, 2025 | April 8, 2026

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Day Port Arrival Time Departure
Day 1 Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands Embarkation begins at 4:00 pm, all guests have to board before 5:00 pm 6:00 pm
Day 2 Fakarava, Tuamotu Islands 2:30 pm
Day 3 Fakarava, Tuamotu Islands 5:00 pm
Day 4 Rangiroa, Tuamotus 7:30 am 4:00 pm
Day 5 Huahine, Society Islands 12:00 pm 5:00 pm
Day 6  Bora Bora, Society Islands
Day 7  Bora Bora, Society Islands 5:30 pm
Day 8 Raiatea, Society Islands 5:00 pm
Day 9 Taha’a, Society Islands 5:00 pm
Day 10 Moorea, Society Islands 6:00 am 5:00 pm
Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands 7:30 pm
Day 11 Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands 8:00 am
Map illustration may contain port order and/or port substitutions, please review the itinerary listing for the actual list of ports. Port arrival and departure times are approximate and subject to change without notice.

Day 1 – Tahiti, Society Islands

The largest of French Polynesia’s 118 islands, Tahiti and it’s capital city of Papeete are the perfect place to begin (and/or end) your South Pacific sojourn. The Gauguin waits patiently in the harbor, a vibrant and bustling market across the street and in the evenings roulottes (food trucks) line the nearby square offering tasty local fare.

Day 2 to 3 – Fakarava, Tuamotu Islands

Fakarava is an unspoiled paradise in every sense of the word. In addition to the many rare species of plants and animals, you’ll find in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, it’s also a place of cultural and historical significance, with charming villages, ancient temples, and spectacular coral churches.

Day 4 – Rangiroa, Tuamotu Islands

Life is beautifully simple in Rangiroa, the largest atoll of the Tuamotu Archipelago in the eastern Pacific Ocean. It’s the perfect place to immerse yourself in the local culture. Tour a local black pearl farm, wander the village of Avatoru, or visit Dominique Auroy Winery, which produces French Polynesia’s only wine label.

Day 5 – Huahine, Society Islands

Don’t be fooled by the vibe of this laid-back, secluded island. Many treasures are hidden among the lush rainforest and dramatic terrain. With a bit of exploration, you’ll uncover some of the best-preserved archeological sites in French Polynesia. Underwater treasures await as well, with a snorkel excursion in the lagoon.

Day 6 to 7 – Bora Bora, Society Islands

Explore lush peaks, wander white-sand beaches, and marvel at the iconic views of Mount Otemanu. Take the plunge with a SCUBA excursion to see the island’s colorful coral reefs, enjoy a sunset jetboat ride, or spend a lazy afternoon on our private beach. Like a priceless Paul Gauguin painting come to life, storied Bora Bora is colorful and unforgettable. The landscape alone will have you searching for adequate adjectives, especially once you see the lagoon—“turquoise” just doesn’t do it justice.

Day 8 – Raiatea, Society Islands

Blanketed in a lush landscape dotted with waterfalls, fertile valleys, and the cloud-capped Mt. Temehani, Raiatea is Polynesia’s most sacred island; it was from here that the earliest migrations set forth to settle in Hawaii, New Zealand, and beyond. The island boasts a rich Maohi history–it is home to the UNESCO-listed Marae Taputapuatea archaeological site–verdant mountains ideal for hiking, and a stunning lagoon perfect for snorkeling, swimming, and soaking up the heavenly tranquility.

Day 9 – Taha’a, Society Islands (Motu Mahana)

As the day unfolds in front of you, where will you go? Exciting shore excursions await, but so does Motu Mahana, Paul Gauguin Cruises’ own private islet. Choose from swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, or simply lounging on the beach with a cold drink from our floating bar. Les Gauguines are also on hand to share musical entertainment and Polynesian crafts.

Day 10 – Moorea, Society Islands

Step into a vibrant, colorful world in bright and beautiful Moorea, which welcomes you with azure lagoons, impossibly fresh tropical fruits, stunning mountain peaks and palm-fringed beaches. Commune with nature on an optional dolphin-watching excursion with an expert marine biologist. Afterwards, spend some time getting to know the local residents while shopping for handmade crafts.

Day 10 to 11 – Tahiti, Society Islands

The largest of French Polynesia’s 118 islands, Tahiti and it’s capital city of Papeete are the perfect place to begin (and/or end) your South Pacific sojourn. The Gauguin waits patiently in the harbor, a vibrant and bustling market across the street and in the evenings roulottes (food trucks) line the nearby square offering tasty local fare.

 

May 2, 2026 | September 12, 2026

Your itinerary

Day Port Arrival Time Departure
Day 1 Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands Embarkation begins at 3:00 pm, all guests have to board before 5:00 pm 6:30 pm
Day 2 Huahine, Society Islands 7:30 am 5:00 pm
Day 3 Raiatea, Society Islands 8:00 am 10:00 pm
Day 4 Taha’a, Society Islands (Motu Mahana) 8:00 am 5:00 pm
Bora Bora, Society Islands 8:30 pm
Day 5 Bora Bora, Society Islands
Day 6 Bora Bora, Society Islands 5:00 pm
Day 7 Sea Day
Day 8 Fakarava, Tuamotu Islands 7:30 am 5:00 pm
Day 9 Rangiroa, Tuamotu Islands 7:30 am 4:00 pm
Day 10 Moorea, Society Islands 9:00 am 5:00 pm
Day 11 Moorea, Society Islands 5:00 pm
Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands 7:15 pm
Day 12 Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands 7:00 am
Map illustration may contain port order and/or port substitutions, please review the itinerary listing for the actual list of ports. Port arrival and departure times are approximate and subject to change without notice.
Day 1 – Embark the m/s Paul Gauguin in Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands
The largest of French Polynesia’s 118 islands, Tahiti and its capital city of Papeete are the perfect place to begin your South Pacific sojourn. The Gauguin is already waiting in the harbor for your adventure to begin on the island that’s called “the Queen of the Pacific.”
Day 2 – Huahine, Society Islands
Don’t be fooled by the vibe of this laid-back, secluded island. Many treasures are hidden among the lush rainforest and dramatic terrain. With a bit of exploration, you’ll uncover some of the best-preserved archeological sites in French Polynesia. Underwater treasures await as well, with a SCUBA excursion in the lagoon.
Day 3 – Raiatea, Society Islands
Blanketed in a lush landscape dotted with waterfalls, fertile valleys, and the cloud-capped Mt. Temehani, Raiatea is Polynesia’s most sacred island; it was from here that the earliest migrations set forth to settle in Hawaii, New Zealand, and beyond. The island boasts a rich Maohi history–it is home to the UNESCO-listed Marae Taputapuatea archaeological site–verdant mountains ideal for hiking, and a stunning lagoon perfect for snorkeling, swimming, and soaking up the heavenly tranquility.
Day 4 – Taha’a, Society Islands (Motu Mahana)
As the day unfolds in front of you, where will you go? Exciting shore excursions await, but so does Motu Mahana, Paul Gauguin Cruises’ own private islet. Choose from swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, or simply lounging on the beach with a cold drink from our floating bar. Les Gauguines are also on hand to share musical entertainment and Polynesian crafts.
Day 5 & 6 – Bora Bora, Society Islands
Explore lush peaks, wander white-sand beaches, and marvel at the iconic views of Mount Otemanu. Take the plunge with a SCUBA excursion to see the island’s colorful coral reefs, enjoy a sunset jetboat ride, or spend a lazy afternoon on our private beach*. Like a priceless Paul Gauguin painting come to life, storied Bora Bora is colorful and unforgettable. The landscape alone will have you searching for adequate adjectives, especially once you see the lagoon—“turquoise” just doesn’t do it justice.
Day 7 – At Sea
Have you met Les Gauguins and Les Gauguines yet? Our onboard hosts are at the ready to share their Polynesian culture, with Tahitian dance lessons, hands-on traditional craft demonstrations, and an array of activities for all ages. The day is yours to make what you will of it. Perhaps you’ll take in a lecture by one of our special guests or take part in cooking lessons with the executive chef. Or maybe you’ll unwind poolside or treat yourself to a visit to the Algotherm Spa… or why not both? A day at sea offers ample time to relax and plan your next adventure.
Day 8 – Fakarava, Tuamotu Islands
Fakarava is an unspoiled paradise in every sense of the word. In addition to the many rare species of plants and animals, you’ll find in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, it’s also a place of cultural and historical significance, with charming villages, ancient temples, and spectacular coral churches.
Day 9 – Rangiroa, Tuamotu Islands
Life is beautifully simple in Rangiroa, the largest atoll of the Tuamotu Archipelago in the eastern Pacific Ocean. It’s the perfect place to immerse yourself in the local culture. Tour a local black pearl farm, wander the village of Avatoru, or visit Dominique Auroy Winery, which produces French Polynesia’s only wine label.
Day 10 & 11 – Moorea, Society Islands
Step into a vibrant, colorful world in bright and beautiful Moorea, which welcomes you with azure lagoons, impossibly fresh tropical fruits, and palm-fringed beaches. Commune with nature on an optional dolphin-watching excursion with an expert marine biologist. Afterwards, spend some time getting to know the local residents while shopping for handmade crafts. In the evening sail back to Papeete, Tahiti. Don’t worry—your journey hasn’t quite ended yet. The Gauguin remains your floating home for one more night as you spend an evening exploring on land.
Day 12 – Disembark in Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands
Tahiti’s capital city of Papeete is where we’ll part ways and say “until we meet again.” But your journey doesn’t have to end just yet—Tahiti’s resorts, spas, restaurants, shopping, and nightlife await

Highlights
  • Indulge in two full days in the Pacific paradise of Bora Bora. As if vistas of towering Mount Otemanu, romantic lagoons, and an unhurried pace of life weren’t enough, our exclusive white-sand beach offers watersports, snorkeling, and ample places to relax.
  • Visit Fakarava, a UNESCO-classified nature reserve that’s home to flora and fauna unseen anywhere else in the world. Experienced divers can take the plunge into the world’s second-largest lagoon to spot gray sharks and untouched coral reefs.
  • Live the life idyllic with a memorable day on Motu Mahana, our own private slice of paradise. On this exclusive islet, treat yourself to sand between your toes, the shade of swaying palm trees, a sumptuous barbecue lunch, and, of course, drinks sipped from coconuts.

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